The #WheresRey people don't know what they're talking about

When it comes to fandoms, I don't mind if you come into my house, but don't take a huge crap on my floor.

After reading this supremely ignorant Upworthy article, we considering writing a rebuttal (which would have boiled down to "no, you 'calling them out' didn't work, the changes were already in the works before your Tumblr hissy-fit"), but then someone wrote a smarter, better version than we could have, so we can just link you to that. The short version remains "filthy casuals don't know how the toy industry works." Where's Rey? She's sold out, because that happens. She's at the home of whoever bought her before you went to the store. Welcome to our world.

Look, the #WheresBlackWidow hashtag had some legitimacy, because toys that specifically referenced her scenes in the movie (for instance, dropping her motorcycle out of the Quinjet) replaced her with Captain America. Black Widow was literally being erased from toyline. But Rey isn't. Rey toys are all over the place. There are tons and tons of Rey toys, in lots of different sizes and formats and costumes. Rey exists in a way that Black Widow didn't. By piggybacking the language of #Wheres(FemaleCharacterName) instead of the more accurate #WhyIsntReyInThisMonopolySet, people are needlessly confusing the issue.

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3 Responses to The #WheresRey people don't know what they're talking about

  1. Soundwinder says:

    Gamora also bugged me because she got more merch than Drax, although her ML figures clogged shelves somewhat. But like the rest of the team, she got an ML, a little two-inch figure, and a minimate. Rocket and Groot got extra merch because they're serious kid appeal characters. Star Lord got a few extra figures because he's the main character. Gamora got the amount that was "average" but people are still citing that as an example of sexism by Hasbro.

  2. yo go re says:

    I have no idea where I would buy pot if I wanted some. High school students seem to have a pretty good handle on a supply, though. Just because YOU don't know where to buy something doesn't mean it doesn't exist...

  3. Friginator says:

    #WhyIsntReyInThisMonopolySet? Because it's not a fucking Force Awakens-themed Monopoly set, dipshits! Where on the packaging is it labeled as "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"? Nowhere! It's for all seven goddamn movies. They picked two good guys who had been shown with lightsabers and two bad guys who had been shown with lightsabers. The end.

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